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Pod of Blunders

By Pod of Blunders
Roleplaying game podcast featuring indie games, interviews, reviews, and topics of interest to the TTRPG community.
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The Inn Between: Kids on Bikes
Hello! Cory and Melanie came back on to discuss all things Kids on Bikes. We got deep into the genre and talked about crafting a game on the fly vs giving the DM greater creative control in the planning process. We also spent a long time discussing David Lynch. Like...a long time. And stay through to the end for our PAX recap!!! If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
45:59
May 23, 2022
Kids on Bikes: A-MAIZE-ing Adventures Part Two
Richard is the greatest and best friend, cohost, and editor a podcast could hope for. Melanie and Cory? Their love is like a beacon and their creativity shines with equal brightness? And Nate? Nate's okay. Thanks for joining us for the conclusion of our Kids on Bikes episode! All considering, I think it came out great and I can't wait for y'all to hear it. Now stop reading and start listening! Also, be sure to come back next week for our Inn Between episode where we discuss our love of 80's schlock and David Lynch! If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
50:10
May 16, 2022
Kids on Bikes: A-MAIZE-ing Adventures Part One
Hello you sweet and wonderful listeners! Cory, Melanie, Richard, and Nate got together via Al Gore's internet to play Jonathan Gilmour & Doug Levandowski's Kids on Bikes. If you're a fan of 80s popular media and yearn for a simpler, more monster-y time, I can't recommend Kinds on Bikes enough. The system is simple and narrative-focused but unlike many other story-centric TTRPGs, not without important choices and exciting rolls.  If that sounds like something you'd be into, treat yourself (and Jonathan and Doug, for that matter) by grabbing a copy from Renegade Games today: https://renegadegamestudios.com/kids-on-bikes/ And make sure you come back next week for the wild conclusion to our game! If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
46:51
May 09, 2022
Hearthside Chat with Connor Heighton, Author of Osmond Ward
Hello, teslapunk fans! What's teslapunk, you ask? I also had no idea until I asked today's guest, the incredible indie author Connor Heighton (@cjheighton)! Connor (aka CJ) is a delightfully creative author who is using his game, Osmond Ward (@OsmondTTRPG) to spread the love to small designers throughout the hobby. If you're interested in learning more about him and his game after this podcast, be sure to head over to his Discord (discord.gg/HT2v2cf). Oh, and don't forget to grab his game, too! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/317609/Osmond-Ward If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
28:32
May 02, 2022
The Inn Between: Masks Chat!
We can't get enough of Eric and Matt and so we lured them back on the show for a chat about super heroes, art vs artist, and...human centipedes... Yeah. Anyway, it was fantastic meeting up with these guys at PAX East this weekend and we can't wait to continue our Masks adventure!   If you like our hijinks and would like to show Eric and Matt some love, check out their Twitch streams! Eric: https://www.twitch.tv/falconwizard Matt: https://www.twitch.tv/thefinalcounselor If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
50:24
April 25, 2022
Masks: Juvenile Justice Part Two
And now for the exciting conclusion to our Masks AP! Sliiight spoilers but we're all very keen on continuing this adventure so stay tuned for more Juvenile Justice episodes in the upcoming months! Also, next week's episode will be an Inn Between of Nate, Rich, Matt, and Eric talking about the adventure we just had and our histories with super hero media. It's real nerdy and real fun so make sure you listen! If you like our hijinks and would like to show Eric and Matt some love, check out their Twitch streams! Eric: https://www.twitch.tv/falconwizard Matt: https://www.twitch.tv/thefinalcounselor And if you're going to PAX East, look for a couple assholes in bright pink shirts handing out buttons. That'll be Nate and Richard! Come say hi and maybe we'll find some trouble to get into together. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:16:16
April 18, 2022
Masks: Juvenile Justice Part One
Boy Vengeance! Vapor! Seb! A Chrystler Pacifica! An abandoned Spencer's Gifts! A dead swanman! This episode has it all! Join Nate, Rich, and returning guest Eric Crumrine (@ECrumrine) for the first episode of their two-part actual play of Masks: A New Generation! Oh, and coming along for the ride is brand new extra special guest Matt (@TheFinalCounselor)! If you want to know Matt's last name, you'll have to ask Eric because it is apparently some sort of state secret. If you like our hijinks and would like to show Eric and Matt some love, check out their Twitch streams! Eric: https://www.twitch.tv/falconwizard Matt: https://www.twitch.tv/thefinalcounselor If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
54:44
April 11, 2022
Hearthside Chat with Jessica Marcrum, TTRPG's Cat Lady & Game Designer Extraordinaire!
You guys. It's Jessica Marcrum (@Miss_Jess03). Jessica has worked on many fantastic projects and I cannot overstate my excitement that she agreed to spend some time with us. My only regret with this interview is not asking her about more of her incredible games! I mean, how dare I interview her and not even mention Oops All Draculas?  We'll just have to have Jessica back on again soon! Please check out Jessica's website (https://www.jessicamarcrumwrites.com/) for information on some of the projects she's worked on and don't forget to go to her itch.io page (https://angrynerdgirl.itch.io/), too! Lastly, Jessica's Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/MissJess) is a wonderful way to get more access to one of the most creative minds in the hobby so don't hesitate to show her some love! If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
32:30
April 04, 2022
One Shot: Monster of the Week
Nate stepped aside this episode to let a true master of the craft show off his skills. $2 Creature Feature's (@2DollarCreature) own Keeper of Mysteries, Mr. Ray (@Mr_Ray_rpg), treated our cast to a tale of horror, adventure, and corn soup.  You can grab copies of this adventure and many more amazing creations on Mr. Ray's itch.io page - https://mr-ray.itch.io/ And if you want to hear more of Mr. Ray's dulcet tones, treat yourself to $2 Creature Feature today! https://www.patreon.com/2DollarCreature  If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:23:15
March 28, 2022
One Shot: Lucha Libram!
I made a game! This game! Listen to us play my game! I think this episode captured the ridiculousness of Lucha Libram! perfectly well and I hope it is as fun listening to it as it was recording it. If you want to snag a copy of this game for yourself, you can do so by heading to our itch.io page here: https://podofblunders.itch.io/ or becoming a Patron here: www.patreon.com/podofblunders  And hey, we'd love to see you on our Discord (https://discord.gg/APtXTXPP8j). If you think our episodes are weird, just wait til you hang out with us and our friends off mic... You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:00:48
March 21, 2022
Hearthside Chat with Nate Magnuski
That's right! It's an interview with beloved* award winning** podcast host and game designer Nate Magnuski! Can you believe it!? What an absolutely huge get for our humble podcast. You can find Nate's amazing games on https://podofblunders.itch.io/ or, if you're feeling benevolent, by becoming a Patron on www.patreon.com/podofblunders. *His kids love him. HIs wife is still on the fence. **None of his awards are game-related. He did win a school spelling be in 8th grade, though, so that's cool. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, bathroom walls, wherever really. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
34:30
March 14, 2022
Facing the Titan: Part Two
Welcome back, Blunderinos! Blunderdogs? Blunderkind? One of those, I'm sure. Moving on!! This week we're wrapping up our actual play of Nicolas "Gulix" Ronvel's "Facing the Titan". Grab a copy of this game on Nicolas' itch.io page (https://gulix.itch.io/) and, if you'd like to hear more about the game from the man himself, listen to our interview with him two episodes ago. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
59:16
March 07, 2022
Facing the Titan: Part One
Hello folks! Thanks for coming back for another week of hot pod action. Does anyone read these things? Who knows! Anyway... This week we're playing Nicolas "Gulix" Ronvel's fantastic GMless game Facing the Titan. Grab a copy of this game on Nicolas' itch.io page (https://gulix.itch.io/) and, if you'd like to hear more about the game from the man himself, listen to last week's interview. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
51:04
February 28, 2022
Hearthside Chat with Nicolas "Gulix" Ronvel
Hello/Bonjour! We sat with Facing the Titan author Nicolas Ronvel (@Gulix) to discuss his games, his design philosophy, and the importance of publishing your games in more than one language. If you want to see all of Nicolas' games and support a very deserving author, check out his itch.io page - https://gulix.itch.io/ Oh! And we loved Facing the Titan so much that our next episode will be an actual play of it, so be sure to check that out! If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
27:45
February 21, 2022
One Shot: Purplest Prose - Maiden Voyage
Aww yeah it's that time of year again and your favorite boys are back with another romantic tale to give you that lovin' feeling. This year we played Pammu's (@TheDovetailor) "Purplest Prose", which the author describes as "a game about coming together to write the trashiest romance stories you can think of!" I think we absolutely achieved the trash part of that. If you want to grab a copy of this game for yourself and/or support a fantastic indie author, head to Pammu's itch page - https://thedovetailor.itch.io/. We can't wait to see what she publishes next. And of course, thanks again to special guests and Patrons Cory (@BoondockJoker) and Zac (@Conan_Lybarian) for joining us! If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ Our outro music this week was Love or Lust by Quincas Moreira and was found via YouTube studio. You can find more of Quincas Moreira's work via his website https://www.quincasmoreira.com/. Check out some of his ambient work, too - its really great stuff. As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
46:45
February 14, 2022
The Inn Between: Designing Adventures with...Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards!?
Each day we move further from God's light, and there's been no greater evidence of late than this episode. Richard, Cory, Ryan, and Nate sat down to paw through a ziploc bag of old Yu-Gi-Oh cards and then did their best to come up with a cohesive story. It was like trying to knit a sweater out of spaghetti. Or play soccer with a bowling ball. But dammit, in the end we did it, wet sweater and broken toes and all. Enjoy! If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:07:50
February 07, 2022
Hearthside Chat with Cat McDonald of Peach Garden Games
Howdy folks! We sat with Cat to chat about this and that. Okay I promise never to to that again. Cat is an amazing asset to the TTRPG community, both as a designer and as a facilitator of the Solo But Not Alone charity bundles on itch.io.  As of today (1/30/22), Cat's raised over $50,000 over the past two years in support of Jasper's Game Day, a wonderful charity focusing on suicide prevention. If you'd like to support this worthy cause and grab over 100 solo RPGs, head here and give what you can: https://itch.io/b/1227/solo-but-not-alone-2 And hey, maybe look through the past few weeks of reviews over on www.podofblunders.com where we've been reviewing games from the bundle. There's so much quality stuff that we'll keep on reviewing these games until the sale ends in March. If you want to check out some of Cat's other games, especially the FANTASTIC Heroic Chord, head to their itch.io page (https://peachgardengames.itch.io/) and if you like what you see, let her know on twitter via @CatlingGun. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
38:58
January 31, 2022
Marsh Attacks! Episode Three (5E D&D)
This is it, folks! The final episode of our Marsh Attacks! campaign! A huge thanks to Rich, Cory, and Jenna for sticking with the campaign through its conclusion and I hope you all had a blast! If you haven't heard session 0, 1, and 2 yet, I think they're worth going back for! This will, in all likelihood, be the last time we play 5th edition for a while, truth be told. We like 5E but Wizards of the Coast doesn't need our help bringing attention to the game. We'll stick with indie games and their authors because there are so many amazing games out there that don't get the attention they deserve. Like Lucha Libram! and Despite All Our Rage We Are Still Just Some Rats On Nic Cage, for example. Not that I'm biased... https://podofblunders.itch.io/ If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:30:32
January 24, 2022
The Tabula Initiative
After reviewing (https://podofblunders.com/2022/01/07/the-tabula-initiative/) Cloven Pine Games' "The Tabula Initiative" a few weeks ago, I knew I had to get it to the table. It's a great little game that's easy to teach, easy to run, and, as I hope you'll agree, lends itself to tell fun and engaging stories. The story we ended up telling is not one featuring a heroic spy fighting against a corrupt system. Instead, Richard plays an absolute bastard. Enjoy! Oh, and trigger warning. There are several allusions to harm to children throughout this episode. Nothing is ever graphically described or happening "on screen" but I want to give a heads up in case that sort of thing squigs you out. If you like this episode, grab the game here: https://cloven-pine-games.itch.io/the-tabula-initiative If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:06:04
January 17, 2022
Hearthside Chat with Riley Passmore of Black Marble Games
You need to understand how much I love Riley's (@GamesMarble) Rhenge setting for 5E. Living statues. Animal folk called The Cloven. A whole new, intuitive suite of tools to make exploration fun and interesting. I mean, every 5E gamemaster should head to https://blackmarblegames.com/ after listening to our interview and support such fantastic work!  If you enjoy this interview half as much as I enjoy Riley's setting, this will be a record breaking episode! For real though, it's a hell of a product and definitely needs more love and attention. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
36:05
January 10, 2022
The Inn Between: End of the Year Mailbag!
Happy New Year! Before we kissed 2021 goodbye, Richard and Nate finally got around to answering some hard-hitting questions from our listeners. I hope you enjoy this and may your 2022 brings you more joy and fulfillment than you can possibly stand! Special thanks to all those who asked questions this year, including: @Conan_Lybarian @Mr_Ray_rpg @davenportauthor @nexodus99 @CtrlGroupPod @Starshinescrib @eel_gm @DMBadWrongFun @Gamskee Oh, and if you want a nice, clean version of Richard saying "Brain Boner", you can find it after the end music. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
46:18
January 03, 2022
BONUS! Jumping the Street Sharks: Jurassic Shark
Richard and I took a little time off to be with our families for the holidays but we didn't want to skip our scheduled weekly release. What's a podcast to do?!  Why, release another episode of our Patreon-exclusive podcast Jumping the Street Sharks, of course! Please enjoy our chat about the buckwild 14th episode of the mid-90s greatest TV show and if you like it, consider heading to www.patreon.com/podofblunders for more content like this!
39:42
December 27, 2021
Christmas One Shot: Elf Hard
Ho Ho How's about a wonderfully weird Christmas episode? Richard, Nate, Liam, and Ryan played a Christmas hack of Lasers & Feelings by John Harper, only this time our two stats were Naughty and Nice! Nate even wrote a custom poem for the occasion and Liam...Liam'd extra hard on this one. Please enjoy and if you want any other Christmas chicanery, check out last year's episode: https://anchor.fm/pod-of-blunders/episodes/Pod-of-Blunders-One-Shot-Santa-But-eo0cbj If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:01:52
December 20, 2021
My Girlfriend Has Turned Into A Car (And We're Escaping This City)
The only thing that compares to Richards hate of anime is his love for me, which is why he agreed to play Starshine Scribbles' My Girlfriend Has Turned Into A Car (And We're Escaping This City). This game is based on a 15ish minute section of the late 90's anime The Adolescence of Utena and I really, really suggest you check it out. It's fairly easy to find on the internet - retrocrush has it, though I don't know about the legality of it all so find it there at your own risk - but if you do watch it, you can skip to around the 1 hour mark and watch the next 15 minutes or so. It's...a whole thing and my life has been forever changed by watching it. Changed for the better? Only time will tell. To find a copy of this game (or one of Star's other amazing games), head to their itch.io page: https://starshinescribbles.itch.io/ If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
52:02
December 13, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Starshine Scribbles
Star's (@Starshinescrib) easily one of my favorite indie designers out there. One look at their itch.io page (https://starshinescribbles.itch.io/) and you can understand why. Star is brilliantly inventive and you'd be hard pressed to find a designer who is better at fitting mechanics to theme.  In case I wasn't laying it on thick enough, I'm a big fan. I hope you enjoy this interview and make sure you tune in next week for our actual play of Star's game "My Girlfriend Turned Into a Car and We're Escaping this City".  If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:06:13
December 06, 2021
Marsh Attacks! Episode Two (5E D&D)
Awww yes! Rich, Jenna, Cory/Gary, & Nate are overjoyed to bring you the penultimate episode of our 5E mini campaign! Come join our characters as they delve deeper into the mysteries surrounding the marsh monger and the fall of civilization centuries ago. Once you've listened, tweet at us (@podofblunders) and let us know who you trust/what you would do! Oh, and if you missed them, you can catch session zero here: https://anchor.fm/pod-of-blunders/episodes/Marsh-Attacks--Session-Zero-5E-DD-e16v6id and session one here: https://anchor.fm/pod-of-blunders/episodes/Marsh-Attacks--Episode-One-5E-DD-e179e67 If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:11:32
November 29, 2021
The Inn Between: The Newlywed Game (sorta)
You've listened to us for almost a year now, but how well do you know us? And how well do we know each other? Can you ever truly know another person or are we forever alone in a cosmic sense, never really knowing our closest loved ones and confidants regardless of how much we try? Sorry, that got a little...big. Anyway! Richard and Nate take turns asking each other personal questions to see who knows the other one best and you can be the judge on who's the ultimate friend. Enjoy! If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
38:57
November 22, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Dr. Megan Connell - Veteran and D&D Therapist
Hello friends! In honor of Veterans Day, we sat down with psychologist Dr. Megan Connell to discuss how to support the veterans at our table and how D&D can be used as a therapeutic tool. We've interviewed a ton of great folks on this podcast but Dr. Connell is truly one of a kind and we are so thankful she spent some time with us! Check out her fantastic Psychology at the Table videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKZ5Ymwa8Wg And read through her professional website here: https://www.meganpsyd.com/ If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
44:42
November 15, 2021
Wickies!
HARK! This week, Richard & Nate dusted off their Jenga tower and played Wickies, a two-player horror RPG about lighthouse keepers! Anyone who's seen the amazing movie will find our tale familiar but LEGALLY DISTINCT from that work. You hear that, Robert Eggers? We're untouchable. Oh, and this is the first episode Richard and Nate ever recorded while in the same room! The energy was different and I think you'll enjoy it. If you want to get a copy of this game for yourself, here's the link to Lari Assmuth's itch.io page: https://lari-assmuth.itch.io/wickies And if you'd like to read a review and actual play journal of one of the inspirations of this game, head here: REVIEW: https://podofblunders.com/2021/01/06/light/ JOURNAL: https://podofblunders.com/2021/01/06/light-actual-play-journal/ Our ad this week is for a set of adventures for Weird Frontiers currently on Kickstarter! Make sure you follow this link and show them some love - the unlockables on this campaign look fantastic: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brimstonecradle/the-brimstone-cradle-and-the-hills-that-hunger If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:16:47
November 08, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Robin B. of Shrike Tabletop
It's almost here! No, not Thanksgiving. Era of Silence's Kickstarter launch! With just over fortnight away, why don't you spend some time listening to Robin of Shrike Tabletop and learn all about Era of Silence and why you should be excited to back it on November 16th? As promised in the post-interview, here are three important links for this week's episode. First, sign up to be notified when the Kickstarter launches here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shriketabletop/era-of-silence-a-chemipunk-ttrpg Secondly, check out the game in its current form here: https://shriketabletop.itch.io/era-of-silence-core-rulebook-open-playtest-05 And finally, go support the folks at Shrike via their Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/user/creators?u=24142944 If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
37:00
November 01, 2021
Halloween Spooktacular! The Final Girl
Hello boils and ghouls! And...enboos? Like enbies but...spooky. Get it? Okay well I tried. I know we put out a bunch of horror-related content, but that's just because we like to keep the spookiest season in our hearts all year round. This is a special Halloween episode that was a TON of fun to record and I hope will be just as fun to listen to.  The Final Girl is one of my all-time favorite RPGs and I'm glad we found a way to make it work playing from a distance. Special thanks to @DonoghMC for suggesting using a Google Sheet to track characters and playingcards.io! It worked like a charm. If you're looking to snag your own copy of The Final Girl, head on over to DriveThruRPG- https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/182628/The-Final-Girl. We've played this game four or five times now and it's never disappointed. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Oh, and as I said in the recording, if you leave a 5 Star Review, email us to let us know and I'll read your swag on air. If you want to pitch something instead of having us read your review, that's cool, too! Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
59:47
October 25, 2021
Hearthside Chat with CTRL Group Podcast
I am SOOO hesitant to publish this episode because the CTRL Group folks are guaranteed to charm you and steal you away from us and, frankly, our egos can't take that sort of hit. Hopefully there'll be enough room in your heart for both our podcasts! Also, sorry if there's any audio wonkiness. Zoom did its best Skynet impression and tried to kill our episode but we prevailed! Mostly! Moving on! You can find more information about the CTRL Group Podcast on their website (https://ctrlgrouppod.com/episodes/) and can check out their games on https://mstrocks.itch.io/ and https://ctrlgroup.itch.io/. And you should! Special shout out to Power Couple - it's awesome. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Oh, and as I said in the recording, if you leave a 5 Star Review, email us to let us know and I'll read your swag on air. If you want to pitch something instead of having us read your review, that's cool, too! Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
31:53
October 18, 2021
3 Baddies and a Baby
Hopefully last week's Hearthside Chat whet your appetite for more fantastic Mr. Ray content because this week we're playing his wonderfully goofy super villain RPG, 3 "Baddies and a Baby"! We had an absolute blast and I hope after listening to our tomfoolery, you'll feel inspired to give this deserving indie designer a little love. Here's the link to this game and all of Mr. Ray's other creations: https://mr-ray.itch.io/ If you want to be cool like Mr. Ray and help us keep the lights on, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
52:32
October 11, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Mr. Ray, Author of 3 Baddies and a Baby (and much more!)
Well folks, this is an episode that's over six months in the making but the wait is worth it, I promise! We got to talk with one of our favorite designers (@Mr_Ray_rpg) about his myriad games as well as his fantastic Monster of the Week Podcast, $2 Creature Feature. You can check out his games here: https://mr-ray.itch.io/ and his podcast here: https://feeds.transistor.fm/2-creature-feature Also, if you ever want to chat with him (or me, or whatever...), head on over to our Discord: https://discord.gg/BNBDF7fBuG! If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
44:09
October 04, 2021
Minigame Mixtape Vol 1: The Guy Economy & Cheat Your Own Adventure
Two games! One episode! Zero GMs! This week, Nate, Richard, CJ, and Liam played two fantastic, ridiculously fun GM-less TTRPGs.  In "The Guy Economy", our quest to put together a home theater results in death and destruction on a massive scale.  Weirdly enough, our "Cheat Your Own Adventure" in The Crypts of Doom was benign in comparison! Plus we got to beat up a nazi skeleton, which is always cool. If you want to get your own copies of these games, here are the links: The Guy Economy: https://ealaimo.itch.io/the-guy-economy Cheat Your Own Adventure: http://cheatyourownadventure.co.uk/ If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
43:02
September 27, 2021
BONUS! Jumping the Street Sharks: Shark Fight ft. Evan Skolnick!
Thanks to the amazing generosity of our Patrons, we're proud to share our most recent Jumping the Street Sharks episode with everyone! We couldn't do this without them and we're so moved that they believe in our show enough to share this Patreon exclusive with you. Even more exciting is that Evan Skolnick, the writer for the Street Sharks comics in the 90s (and like...everything else you've ever loved) came on the show for an interview! Evan's incredibly career is just insane. He's worked on Marvel properties, Star Wars, Cuphead, just to name a few things, and now is a professor at the University of Silicon Valley. And now he's finally achieved his boyhood dream of coming on our dumb podcast! CONGRATS, Evan!! If you want to jump right to Evan's interview, it starts at 39:07 but hey, don't deny yourself the joy of hearing two cool dudes talk about a nonsense kids show from 1994. You've earned it. If you want to become one of our fantastic Patrons, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders. You'll get even more Street Shark content, free beta copies of any games we create, and a bunch of other great perks.  You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:08:20
September 23, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Melody Wheeler of Mother Multiverse Media
Happy almost autumn, folks! Why not celebrate the return of the greatest season by listening to Melody and I discuss community, memetic pirate viruses, and how to deal with cellphones in horror? Yeah, we covered a lot of ground here but at this point I hope you expect nothing less from our little slice of the podcast universe! We hope you'll show your support for an amazing indie designer by checking out Mother Multiverse's games and supplements via the itch.io page.  If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
47:21
September 20, 2021
Marsh Attacks! Episode One (5E D&D)
It's here! It's finally here! I am SO HAPPY to present to you the first episode of our 5E campaign! I mean, I know I'm biased but I really think you'll enjoy this. It's got all things that are good. Tree despots. Bee people. Sod monsters. Toilet acrobatics. The works! Oh, and Jenna is playing a melliferan which is a homebrew race of bee folk available via our blog. Check it out here: https://podofblunders.com/2021/01/08/melliferans-bee-folk/ And if you missed it/want some background info on the world, check out our session zero episode last week where Nate, Jenna, Richard, and Cory got together to flesh out the world. I'd include a link but just like...scroll down a bit and you'll see last week's episode. You got this. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:21:53
September 13, 2021
Marsh Attacks! Session Zero (5E D&D)
We're kicking off our shiny new 5E campaign with some world building! I let my players create the world they want to play in and, well, they created a frigid swamp hellscape. So that's cool.  In this episode, you'll hear us using the CATS method to discuss what sort of game we want to play, which is something I suggest every group does before starting a new campaign. After that, we go into a question and answer session to flesh out the player's starting location and de facto home base. I consider myself a pretty creative guy but yeah, the players really understood the task and ran with it full speed. I'll toss the list of questions I asked on www.podofblunders.com if anyone would like to use them for their own session zero. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:10:51
September 06, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Ian Yusem, Author of The Drain
If you're listening to our podcast, chances are you're a fan of both Mothership and Dissident Whispers. Well, so is this week's guest! See? You guys have so much in common already. Ian Yusem contributed to Dissident Whispers and has made wonderfully horrific Mothership adventures as well. You can find links to all of Ian's stuff via Exalted Funeral and itch.io. Don't you want to play Jurassic Park but in space? Of course you do. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
29:53
August 30, 2021
The Inn Between: Designing Adventures with Magic: The Gathering Cards
So Magic: The Gathering recently put out a Dungeons & Dragons set so I thought it'd be the perfect opportunity to try making adventures using booster packs. I wasn't sure if it'd actually work, especially given the additional restrictions we put on ourselves but...SPOILERS...it worked great!  Oh, and if you want to look up the cards as we talk about them, here's where you can do that. So go to your FLGS, rip open a couple packs of cards, and get ready to be surprised how the restraints push your creativity in surprising directions! If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:07:15
August 23, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Eric Parker of Maps 'N' Quests
Map maker map maker make me a map. Draw me a bridge. Sketch me a...map... Okay well I'm no Weird Al but you know who is? Eric Parker of Maps 'N' Quests! Well like...he's the Weird Al of maps. I mean, they're not parody maps or anything. They're just really good. So I guess I should say that Eric is to maps what Weird Al is to parody.  There. Cleared that up. To support Erik and snag a ton of beautiful maps, head on over to his Patreon! There's also some available on DriveThru. Oh, and he's an A+ follow on Twitter so definitely become one of his throng via @n_quests. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
44:47
August 16, 2021
Lumberlands/Into the Odd - The Mystery of the Murderous Maplemancer (Part Two)
Well hey there! Did you come back for episode two because of the terrible puns or in spite of them? Honestly, I couldn't tell you which is worse but regardless, I'm sure glad you're here! I hope you enjoy the conclusion to our trek through the Lumberlands! Thanks again to Erik Jensen for making such a wonderful setting and for spending time with us during our Hearthside Chat. Also, I'd like to give a special thanks to Lost Pages for publishing such amazing things like Lumberlands and Into the Odd. Oh and hey...do me a solid and don't tell Ryan I got one of the rules wrong and that he should've never had to roll to hit. I don't think he'd forgive me for that... If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
54:37
August 09, 2021
Lumberlands/Into the Odd - The Mystery of the Murderous Maplemancer (Part One)
Grab your axes and watch your asses, it's Lumberlands time! After sitting down with Erik Jensen for last week's episode, the boys and I just had to strap on our finest puce and chartreuse gingham and take our gunkeys to the nearest lumber camp. I promise if you listen to last week's episode, that sentence mostly makes sense. Anyway! We settled on using Into the Odd for this game because both it and Lumberlands are published by Lost Pages. Also, like Lumberlands, it rocks. It's such a simple system that feels like an OSR game with some wonderfully innovative twists. Definitely worth checking out! Oh, and despite the simple rules...I got one wrong. I mean, I uh...introduced a house rule! RAW, players don't need to roll to attack. Instead, they just do their damage to the opponent minus the opponent's armor. I had the players roll because I like the randomness and not at all because I spaced it. Regardless, I love how this episode came out and I can't wait to bring you the conclusion next week. Enjoy!! If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:02:11
August 02, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Erik Jensen, Creator of Lumberlands
If you count the number of rings in a tree, you'll know how old it is. If you count the number of puns in Lumberlands, you'd not get much else done with your day. We sat down with the mind behind this weird and wonderful setting and learned a lot about him, it, and ourselves. Okay the only thing we learned about ourselves is that we really wanted to play in Erik's pine-scented sandbox...and so we did! Using Into the Odd, our motliest crew traversed the tree-ridden lands and...yeah it got weird. But you'll have to wait for next week to hear all about that!  In the meantime, pour yourself a cup of syrup, snuggle into your warmest flannel, and fill your ears (and heart?) with Lumberlands! Oh, and if you want more Erik's special brand of weird, look no further than his fantastic Wampus Country blog. If you want to support the Pod of Blunders and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
41:25
July 26, 2021
Heroes of Tara (D&D 5E): Part Two
All good things must come to an end, and our stretch of Heroes of Tara content is no different. Don't be sad that it's over, be glad that Jake Duerksen is so incredibly generous with his time! Also, our editor/cohost Richard went a little nuts with one particular sound effect towards the end of this episode so...brace yourself! The Heroes of Tara Kickstarter will be live until August 1st, 2021 so go get everything you need to run your own adventures in Ériu today. Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1955128460/heroes-of-tara-players-guide Also, head to the Heroes of Tara website (https://www.heroesoftara.com/) for contact information and for a link to their Discord. If you're lucky, you'll have a chance to play a game with Jake, as well. If you want to support the show and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
51:18
July 19, 2021
Heroes of Tara (D&D 5E): Part One
Can't get enough Heroes of Tara? We can't, either! Lucky for us, Jake Duerksen, the creator of HoT, is incredibly generous with his time. Not only did Jake agree to a Hearthside Chat, he ran a great adventure for us, too! His Kickstarter will be live until August 1st, 2021 so go get everything you need to run your own adventures in Ériu today. Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1955128460/heroes-of-tara-players-guide Also, head to the Heroes of Tara website (https://www.heroesoftara.com/) for contact information and for a link to their Discord. If you're lucky, you'll have a chance to play a game with Jake, as well. If you want to support the show and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
44:36
July 12, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Jacob Duerksen of Heroes of Tara
What do you get when you combine a person's passion for Celtic mythology with his love of 5th edition D&D? Heroes of Tara! I mean, how did you not guess that? It's right in the title... Moving on... We had a great time interviewing Jake (@jacobvduerksen) who is both the author and writer of this amazing setting/player's guide. His Kickstarter will be live until August 1st, 2021 so go get everything you need to run your own adventures in Ériu today. Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1955128460/heroes-of-tara-players-guide Oh...and we also have a two-part actual play coming up over the next few weeks so stay tuned if you want to see the setting in action. We're so glad Jake was able to be so generous with his time! If you want to support the show and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews and actual plays, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. (Hint: access to our fantastically active discord, exclusive episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks, free games, etc.) You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
40:58
July 05, 2021
One Shot: NOVA with Special Guest Spencer Campbell of Gila RPGs
Welp, I know I said NOVA was awesome in the previous show notes but now that I've actually played it...it turns out it's super awesome. And know what was even better? The fact that the amazingly talented Spencer Campbell ran the game for us! That's right, that Spencer Campbell! Creator of NOVA! Yeah, it's okay to feel a little envious. NOVA's Kickstarter is going on right now (it's fully funded!!) so hop on prior to July 3rd, 2021 and secure your copy. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegilaboy/nova-2/description Spencer's also got a TON of fantastic games on his itch.io page worth checking out (Slayers is a personal favorite) https://gilarpgs.itch.io/ And if you want to see more content for LUMEN, check out the jam that's going on RIGHT NOW!! https://itch.io/jam/lumen-jam If you want to support our show and help ensure we can keep bringing you actual plays, interview, and a ton more content, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:23:52
June 28, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Spencer Campbell of Gila RPGs
NOVA is so awesome. Sorry to come in strong like that, but it is. We had the chance to speak with its creator, Spencer Campbell, and he was kind enough to run the game for us, too! That episode will becoming out next week but, in the meantime, I hope you enjoy our conversation about NOVA, LIGHT, and a slew of other fantastic games. NOVA's Kickstarter is going on right now (it's fully funded!!) so hop on prior to July 3rd, 2021 and secure your copy. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegilaboy/nova-2/description Spencer's also got a TON of fantastic games on his itch.io page worth checking out (Slayers is a personal favorite)                https://gilarpgs.itch.io/ And if you want to see more content for LUMEN, check out the jam they're holding for it                                                                  https://itch.io/jam/lumen-jam If you want to support the show and help ensure we can keep bringing you interviews with fantastic indie designers like Spencer, please head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
33:24
June 21, 2021
One Shot: Fight Bears, Cough Blood, Kill God
Richard and Nate decided to ignore the millions upon millions of fans begging to come on the show and rocked this episode on their own. Their egos cannot be contained.  And, of course, they couldn't stand to tell a normal heartwarming story, no. They had to go and spin the tale of Devin, a recently divorced janitor who wanted nothing more than to become a wizard and the washed up dodgeball trainer who saw in him the heart of a champion. Yeah, they got weird with it. Surprise! If you want to get weird with it, grab a copy of Fight Bears, Cough Blood, Kill God for yourself via https://luciellaes.itch.io/fight-bears-cough-blood-kill-god.  Oh, and in addition to this actual play, Nate also reviewed the game for the website!  https://podofblunders.com/2021/06/11/fight-bears-cough-blood-kill-god/ Our ad this week is for our spinoff/bonus podcast, "Jumping the Street Sharks", the first two episodes of which are out right now! Our first episode is free to everyone but, after that, we're going to use future episodes to entice people into supporting us via Patreon. Head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
52:17
June 14, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Heather Flowers of Extreme Meatpunks Forever
How do you interview a person who does not exist? This is not rhetorical. We have it on good authority that Heather Flowers (@HTHRFLWRS) does not exist and yet our good friend Eric Crumrine (@ECrumrine) managed to finagle an interview with them. It boggles the mind. The tabletop version of Heather's LUDICROUSLY COOL game, Extreme Meatpunks Forever, is on Kickstarter right now and, as previously mentioned, is LUDICROUSLY COOL. You can be a queer person in a meat mech and punch neo-n*zis! It's true! Also, you can do many of those things in real life so don't let your dreams be dreams! Sure, you could check out the PWYW quickstart here...but you could also get the full version of the game for yourself here. Treat yourself.  Once again, I need to give a special thanks to our friend and occasional guest host Eric Crumrine for interviewing our guest this week. If you want to hear more from Eric, you should check out his Twitch streams - https://www.twitch.tv/falconwizard. You can also message him on Twitter @ECrumrine in case you want him to be a guest on YOUR podcast or game or stream. It's all the rage these days. Our ad this week is for our spinoff/bonus podcast, "Jumping the Street Sharks", the first three episodes of which are out right now! Our first episode is free to everyone but, after that, we're going to use future episodes to entice people into supporting us via Patreon. Head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
23:31
June 07, 2021
Mothership: The Haunting of Ypsilon 14 (Part 2)
Shoutout to my cohost/editor Richard for getting this episode edited while recovering from surgery! You're the best! I hope you enjoy the conclusion to our Mothership actual play with players Jenna, Ryan, and Richard. Also, as we mentioned last week, Warden Nate totally biffed one of the rules. You don't roll for stress after each failed roll, only after each failed save. Unless Nate was just playing on hardcore mode and didn't tell anyone. I guess we'll never know... Anyway! If you want a copy of Mothership and/or this specific adventure, head on over to Tuesday Knight Games! We don't get a referral kickback or anything, we just think they're neat! I feel like I say this a lot but I want to give a special thanks to our friend and occasional guest host Eric Crumrine for providing his vocal talents on this week's episode. Though the players didn't find the message he recorded for us, we made sure to include it here anyway. If you want to hear more from Eric, you should check out his Twitch streams - https://www.twitch.tv/falconwizard. You can also message him on Twitter @ECrumrine in case you want him to be a guest on YOUR podcast or game or stream. It's all the rage these days. Our ad this week is for our spinoff/bonus podcast, "Jumping the Street Sharks", the first two episodes of which are out right now! Our first episode is free to everyone but, after that, we're going to use future episodes to entice people into supporting us via Patreon. Head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
48:51
May 31, 2021
Mothership: The Haunting of Ypsilon 14 (Part 1)
Captains Log, Stardate 98989.62: Anyone else tired of optimistic and hopeful SciFi futures presented in so much of our media? Well don't worry, we've got the cure for that! This week Jenna, Ryan, Rich, and Nate are proud to present the first half of our Mothership actual play. Also, Nate totally biffed one of the rules. You don't roll for stress after each failed roll, only after each failed save. Unless Nate was just playing on hardcore mode and didn't tell anyone. I guess we'll never know... Anyway! If you want a copy of Mothership and/or this specific adventure, head on over to Tuesday Knight Games! We don't get a referral kickback or anything, we just think they're neat! And again, a huge thanks to Zach Walsh of Scheduled for Launch for his fantastic guest voice acting work. If you want to hear more of Zach's voice (and who wouldn't) be sure to check out the link above to listen to his indie game interview podcast! Our ad this week is for our spinoff/bonus podcast, "Jumping the Street Sharks", the first episode of which is out right now! Our first episode will be free to everyone but, after that, we're going to use future episodes to entice people into supporting us via Patreon. Head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
46:12
May 24, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Adam Blumenau of Radmad RPGs
Game designer Adam Blumenau (@AdamBlumenau) stopped by to chat about his fantastic tarot-based RPG, Hesitation at the Gate. He's an incredibly creative and thoughtful designer and I think that really comes through in this interview! I can't wait to see what Adam comes up with next. To grab a copy of Hesitation at the Gate for yourself (and Adam's other RPG materials) head to his itch.io page - https://itch.io/profile/radmad If you'd like to support the show, please consider heading to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
23:54
May 17, 2021
Slasher Flick: Panic in P-Town! (Part Two)
Join the largest group to ever grace the Pod of Blunders as we wrap up our Slasher Flick adventure hosted by the one and only Eric Crumrine! Come listen as Eric, Nate, Rich, Patrick, Dan, Demi, Mel, and Corey see if any of our idiot characters can survive the Panic in P-Town! Our ad this week is for our upcoming spinoff/bonus podcast, "Jumping the Street Sharks", the first episode of which is out right now! Our first episode will be free to everyone but, after that, we're going to use future episodes to entice people into supporting us via Patreon. Head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders to learn what your $1/$5/$10 pledge will get you. You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. Also, a special thanks to Rolemusic for our intro and outro tune taken from the track Pokimonkey! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
01:18:34
May 11, 2021
Jumping the Street Sharks: Episode One - Sharkbait
Richard and Nate have a JAWSOME time breaking down the first episode of the Painfully 90's kids' show, Street Sharks. Come meet the cast, learn some mid-90's history, and learn the rules to a terribly dangerous drinking game! Though this episode is free to all, all future episodes of Jumping the Street Sharks will be Patreon-exclusives. We'll release two episodes each month and you can relive the glory days with us for a minimum contribution of $1. That's right, it's only .50 per episode AND you get some other great perks as well. For more information, head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders - we really appreciate your support! As always, you can find us on twitter @podofblunders or reach us via email at podofblunders@gmail.com. If you'd like to support the show but Patreon isn't within your reach, please consider rating us on Apple Podcasts. Thanks and I hope you enjoy the show!
32:43
May 03, 2021
Slasher Flick: Panic in P-Town! (Part One)
Our old pal Eric Crumrine steps in as our guest DM/Host this week and runs a BUNCH of folks through a Slasher Flick adventure of his own design. Seriously, it's a ludicrously large group of us.  Join Eric, Nate, Rich, Patrick, Dan, Demi, Mel, and Corey as our characters contend with an intense blizzard, disgruntled locals, and, oh yeah, a psycho killer hell bent on murdering us all! Our ad this week is for our upcoming spinoff/bonus podcast, "Jumping the Street Sharks", the first episode of which should be coming out this week (provided our Patreon gets approved by then!). Our first episode will be free to everyone but, after that, we're going to use future episodes to entice people into supporting us via Patreon. Head to www.patreon.com/podofblunders (again...it might be a few days before it's live - sorry!) to learn what else your $1 minimum pledge will get you. You can also support us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us reach larger audiences so we can tell more people about the amazing indie games we play and the fantastic folks that create them. As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
59:50
April 26, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Nicholas Eliopoulos of Nor Cal Mythos
Nate sat down with Nicholas Eliopoulos to discuss Nor Cal Mythos' (@NorCalMythos) current Kickstarter for LokDown. LokDown is an anime-inspired science fantasy game that can be used as an expansion for the Carbyne Jungle RPG or as a standalone game. The Kickstarter is live right now (4/19/2021) and will go until May 12th, 2021 so you've got plenty of time to show your support for this excellent game and the hard working indie studio behind it. Here's a link to the Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carbynejungle/lokdown-ttrpg?ref=7i93ek&token=cc53f285 and to Nor Cal Mythos' website - https://norcalmythos.com/ We appreciate your support in bringing attention to indie game creators! To help us shine a brighter light on these wonderful folks, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts so we can get the word out!
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April 19, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Cameron Day of Daylight Publications
Eric Crumrine (@ECrumrine) takes the podcast reigns to interview Cameron Day of Daylight Publications (@daylightpub1066). Cameron's current Kickstarter for the 5E supplement "Comets & Cockpits" is live right now (4/15/21) and looks AMAZING!  To learn more about Daylight Publication's past & current work, head to https://www.daylightpublications.com/  To support "Comets & Cockpits", head on over to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/northernmountainnerd/comets-and-cockpits-original-5e-setting/description We appreciate your support in bringing attention to indie game creators! To help us shine a brighter light on these wonderful folks, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts so we can get the word out!
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April 15, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Arkelon Chronicle's Lead Designer Jonathan Sévigny
This week we're happy to bring you or chat with Wendigo Workshop's own Jonathan Sévigny. We're talking about Arkelon Chronicles, a brand new science fantasy RPG you can support on Kickstarter until May 11th, 2021. Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wendigoworkshop/arkelon-chronicles Wendigo Workshop's Website - https://www.arkelonchronicles.com/ If you have any questions about this fantastic game, you can reach the Wendigo Workshop team on Twitter via @ArkelonC or through their website (https://www.arkelonchronicles.com/contact-us). Also, we've got new intro and outro music - Pokimonkey from Rolemusic! If you enjoy the tune, check out more of Rolemusic's work here https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic or learn about the artist here http://rolemusic.sawsquarenoise.com/ If you have any questions or recommendations for us, feel free to reach out via @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. Last but not least, please help us reach a wider audience and get the word out about these amazing indie creators by leaving a five-star review on Apple Podcasts. We really appreciate all your support!!
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April 12, 2021
Knave: The Dungeon of Dereleth the Real Asshole (Part Two)
Come listen to Richard, Ryan, and special guest CJ as they play through the conclusion of Nate's totally unfair murder dungeon using Ben Milton's "Knave". Will Richard's luck turn around? Will Alligator Dick finally get what's coming to him? Will the heroes find a way to save the puppies and kitties in time? There's only about 45 minutes standing between you and the answers to all these troubling questions! But what is Knave, you ask? Don't worry, we reviewed it earlier! https://podofblunders.com/2021/02/23/one-minute-game-review-knave/ If you're interested in this game, you can grab a copy for yourself here - https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/250888/Knave Lastly, our ad this week is for Wendigo Workshop's Arkelon Chronicles which will be heading to Kickstarter starting April 6th, 2021. In the meantime, head over to their website for more information - https://www.arkelonchronicles.com/ Also, next Monday we'll post our Hearthside Chat with Jonathan Sevigny, lead designer of Arkelon Chronicles! As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
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April 05, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Horror Author & Podcaster Charles Davenport
What's up Thomas Jane fans!? Richard and Nate sat down with horror author Charlie Davenport to discuss Thomas Jane's influence on his writing and on the horror genre as a whole. Apparently Charlie somehow missed he was to be a guest on the internet's most popular Thomas Jane fancast but that's really no one's fault but his own, right? You could listen to Charlie's wonderful story Big Man - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSF4gHWFGb8&t=26s but, honestly, if you're looking for horror entertainment, look no further than The Mist or 1922 starring Thomas Jane. Those were awesome. Find more of Charlie's work here - https://t.co/ranvThS75k?amp=1 or, instead, keep up with the ever-evolving release schedule for the world's most talented actor Thomas Jane: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005048/
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April 01, 2021
Knave: The Dungeon of Dereleth the Real Asshole (Part One)
Richard, Ryan, and special guest CJ play through Nate's totally rigged murder dungeon using Ben Milton's "Knave". I hope you're a fan of puns, stupid traps, and a lot of player deaths, because that's what you're getting.  But what is Knave, you ask? Don't worry, we reviewed it earlier! https://podofblunders.com/2021/02/23/one-minute-game-review-knave/ If you're interested in this game, you can grab a copy for yourself here - https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/250888/Knave Lastly, our ad this week is for Planet X's "The Phylactery 3" which you can back on Kickstarter until April 6th, 2021 - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/planetxgames/the-phylactery-3 As always, if you have any questions or comments, let us know @podofblunders on Twitter or podofblunders@gmail.com. We truly love hearing from you!
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March 29, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Legendary Adventures: Epic Play for 5th Edition author Mike Myler
Richard and Nate sat down with Mike Myler (@MikeMyler2) to discuss his upcoming Kickstarter campaign for Legendary Adventures: Epic Play for 5th Edition. Whether you're looking to expand your campaign beyond the 20th level or you just want a slew of horrific monsters to stomp a hole in your jerk players, this product is for you! For more information, check out https://www.epic5e.com/ You can also find more of Mike's work on https://mikemyler.com/ Oh, and check out his work (and the work of a myriad of other amazing authors) on En5ider https://www.patreon.com/ensider
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March 22, 2021
The Quiet Year (Part Two)
Nate, Richard, Ryan, and special guest Christine play through the last six months of The Quiet Year and...boy howdy did we earn our explicit tag on this one. We also get SUPER FRIGGEN WEIRD with it, and I mean more than usual. Which is honestly impressive given our usual game steez. Enjoy!!
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March 15, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Game Designer Skeeter Green
Through the power of the internet, Nate sat down with longtime game designer Skeeter Green to talk about his current Kickstarter campaign, Cryptocodex. The book fuckin' slaps, and the Kickstarter is already fully funded so there's no worries there. If you want to show your support for a game designer who absolutely puts his heart into his work and snag yourself a copy of this truly bizarre and beautiful book, the Kickstarter is live until March 16th, 2021 so don't sleep on this! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/science-wizard/cryptocodex-critters-for-your-apocalyptic-aftermath-game And while you're at it, take a gander at Skeeter's other book "Crypt of the Science Wizard" - https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/274360/Crypt-of-the-SCIENCEWIZARD-5E (also available for MCC/DCC and Swords & Wizardry!) Oh, and if you want to contact Skeeter, reach out to him via his Skeeter Green Productions Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/SGP-Skeeter-Green-Productions-104173171225038/?ref=page_internal
52:39
March 10, 2021
The Inn Between - Creating a Session with the 5-Room Dungeon Method
Richard and Nate reach deep into their knowledge of 1980's horror movies to create a one shot using Johnn Four's excellent 5-Room Dungeon method. Nate wanted to make a nice, simple D&D dungeon but nooOOOooo, Richard had to go and prove the method works outside its intended genre like some kind of jerk. Check out the 5-Room Dungeon method for yourself - it's an incredible tool for the busy DM: https://www.roleplayingtips.com/5-room-dungeons/
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March 08, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Game Designer Jordan Palmer
Nate sat down with Jordan Palmer to talk about his latest hilarious game on Kickstarter, Our God is Dead. Jordan is no stranger to successful Kickstarter campaigns and his most recent effort is already fully funded. We also discuss his overall game design ethos, if "fun" is always the goal of a good RPG, as well as the absurdity of hit points. We covered a lot of ground in half an hour! This game is currently on Kickstarter until March 9th, 2021 so don't hesitate to show your support! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tabletopcrow/our-god-is-dead To see Jordan's previous (and really, really fantastic) games, head to his itch.io page - https://tabletop.itch.io/ You can also pester him on social media like I did via Twitter (@TabletopCrow) and TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@indietabletop?lang=en)
26:44
March 03, 2021
The Quiet Year (Part One)
Nate, Richard, Ryan, and special guest Christine spend six months aboard the colony ship The Floating Ovum as they deal with your typical Quiet Year issues - insurrection, alien incursions, cannibalism, and a hot new soft drink sweeping the colony! Will they survive? Will the colony make Nebulon 7 a garden paradise? And what exactly is Zygmoid the alien up to? Find out answers to all this and more in the first of our two-part actual play of The Quiet Year.
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March 01, 2021
Hearthside Chat with Peter Malmberg of Blackfisk Publishing
Nate sat down with Peter Malmberg of Blackfisk Publishing to discuss their latest game, Blood Feud. Along with his co-author Amos Persson, Peter designed Blood Feud to explore toxic masculinity through the lens of a Viking roleplaying game. This game is currently on Kickstarter until March 4th, 2021 so don't hesitate to show your support! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackfiskforlag/blood-feud-an-rpg-about-honor-power-and-toxic-masculinity/description
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February 24, 2021
The Inn Between - Dissident Whispers Review
Richard and Nate talk about the amazing creation of The Whisper Collective's adventure collection "Dissident Whispers". The book is so friggen good, you guys. So good. To grab your own copy, head here: https://shop.tuesdayknightgames.com/products/dissident-whispers Black Lives Matter! Also, our free ad spot this week is for a great 5E setting called Rhenge by Black Marble Games, available here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/340142/Rhenge And last but not least, listen on through the end of the episode for a sincere thank you for all your support and for some information on our upcoming Twitter poll. 
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February 22, 2021
One Shot: i kissed mothman behind the arby's
Oh yeah, you know that's right baby. It's the sexiest time of year and...wait what? Flag Day? Okay fine. It's the second sexiest time of year, Valentine's Day, and Richard and Nate are celebrating by playing the most sensuous game around, "i kissed mothman behind the arby's".  So grab your sweetie, pop open a bottle of wine, and get ready to get a little freaky with us. For a little foreplay, check out our review here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rlRhNzZQhc And purchase the game here - https://mercutioes.itch.io/mothman
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February 13, 2021
The Inn Between - Romance in TTRPGs
Nate and Jenna discuss how and why to include romance in your TTRPGs. Remember, safety is sexy!
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February 08, 2021
Trail of Cthulhu - The Dance in the Blood (Part Two)
Join Keeper Nate and Investigators Richard and Jenna for the nightmarish conclusion of Graham Walmsley's Trail of Cthulhu Adventure "The Dance in the Blood". It's got madness, monsters, and macabre mythos mysteries. Also, this scenario is brought to you by the letter M. If you want to purchase this adventure for yourself, head on over to https://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/the-dance-in-the-blood/ For more reviews and homebrew material, spend one from your Library Use pool to access www.podofblunders.com.
42:23
February 01, 2021
The Inn Between - The Gamers (2002)
We're trying something new this week! Join Rich and Nate as they discuss the microbudget cult-classic RPG movie "The Gamers". 
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January 25, 2021
Trail of Cthulhu - The Dance in the Blood (Part One)
Join Keeper Nate and Investigators Richard and Jenna as we take on Graham Walmsley's Trail of Cthulhu Adventure "The Dance in the Blood".  Come for the body horror but stay to learn what that pizza cutter thing doctors wear on their heads is called. You can get a copy of Trail of Cthulhu here: https://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/category/products/trail-of-cthulhu/ And a copy of this adventure here: https://site.pelgranepress.com/?s=the+dance+in+the+blood
50:46
January 18, 2021
The Inn Between - LGBTQ Representation in TTRPGs
Join Nate, Richard, Ryan, and special Guest Eric as they discuss LGBTQ representation and how to make our games safe and welcoming.
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January 11, 2021
Pod of Blunders One Shot: Rivals? In MY Superhero School?
Richard and Nate play a duet game called "Rivals? In MY Superhero School?" and it gets...weirdly dark... Check out the review here - https://bit.ly/2Lb5nhF  And purchase the game here - https://thatacegal.itch.io/rivals-in-my-superhero-school
39:20
January 02, 2021
Pod of Blunders: The Inn Between - Happy End of 2020
Today's Episode Nate, Richard, Ryan, and Special guest Chris discuss the end of 2020.
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December 28, 2020
Pod of Blunders One Shot: Santa But...
Narrator (Nate): Twas the night before Christmas And all through the house Not a creature was stirring Except for…three Santas, one made of ill-fitting off-brand Lego (Liam), one comprised of 17 sentient pigeons in a greasy human suit (Ryan), and one that’s a basketball playing golden retriever (Richard). If you want to grab a copy of this game for yourself, you can do so here: https://longgames.itch.io/santa-but And hey, we know it's a Christmas episode but its listed as explicit for a reason so maybe don't have the kids listen to this. Find links to other podcatchers on our Anchor.fm page.
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December 19, 2020
Pod of Blunders One Shot: Sonja & Conan vs. the Ninjas
Richard, Ryan, Nate, and Jenna try out an excellent indie game by Guillaume Jentey (@JenteyG). Will Thugrem defeat the evil Kaurthek? Can Shelita Buffet stop the barbarian from rescuing his mother? Will there be a third question in this list to help inspire curiosity in our potential listeners? Listen to find out! Oh, and why not buy a copy for yourself? You deserve nice things (and so does Guillaume) https://guillaumejentey.itch.io/sonja-conan-versus-the-ninjas Find links to other podcatchers on our Anchor.fm page.
44:48
December 12, 2020
Pod of Blunders: The Inn Between - Tasha's Cauldron of Everything Review
Today Nate, Richard, and Ryan welcome you to The Inn Between, a Pod of Blunders podcast within a podcast in which we let fate decide the topic of the night. For tonight's episode we delve a little bit into Tasha's Cauldron of Everything.
49:26
December 05, 2020